Gratiean Prize winner Dr. Vivimarie VanderPoorten was interviewed on her most recent book, Borrowed Dust, by third year student Roomini Wijeyaratne of the Department of English. The event took place on 27th July 2017 at the Department and saw the active participation of many students and faculty.
The Graduates’ Symposium of the Department of English Graduate was held on 10th July 2017. The event featured presentations based on BA dissertation research by students of the Department belonging to the two batches that most recently graduated. The event attracted many faculty and current students.
Dr. Vivimarie VanderPoorten, Senior Lecturer in English Language, Literature and Linguistics at the Open University of Sri Lanka, conducted a session on poetry writing for students of the Department of English in the following two courses: “Rhetoric and Style and Contemporary Sri Lankan Writing in English: Thematic Approaches” on 27th June 2017. Dr. VanderPoorten’s first […]
Eight first-year students of the Department of English and one staff member took part in the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival 11th – 15th Jan. 2017. They participated as part of the North South University Collaboration along with students and lecturers from five other universities across the country. The event offered a unique learning experience […]
The Department of English hosted a creative writing workshop by Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors (2012) which was awarded the Commonwealth regional prize for Asia on 12th December 2014. The workshop was open for both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Colombo. “At university, we pay attention primarily […]
The inaugural Department of English Graduate Mini-Conference was held on the 26th of August 2014. The event featured paper presentations by the Department’s most recently graduated Honours (Special) Degree class based on their BA dissertation research. The event attracted a large number of current students and is expected to become an annual feature of the […]
A seminar titled “Women Radicalism Politics” was held on 23rd April 2014 at the Department of English. The speakers were Prof. Rajeswari Mohan, Guest Lecturer from Haverford College, Prof. Neloufer de Mel, University of Colombo, and Dr. Shermal Wijewardene, University of Colombo. The titles of the talks were as follows: Narrating Women’s Subversive Bodily […]